Riverside’s Village Concerts series will present program of string quartet music – Press Enterprise

The Village Concert Chamber Music Series will host a string quartet music concert, “A Brave New World,” on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm at the Memorial Chapel in Westmont Village, 17050 Arnold Drive Riverside.

The performer is violinist Yooun Kim, a member of Delirium Musicum, a self-conducting chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles. Violinist Tomasz Gorka, artistic director of the series and music director of the Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra. Violinist Sharon Ray has performed in Southern California with orchestras such as the Santa Monica Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, and San Bernardino Symphony. Russian cellist Evgeny Tonka lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry.

According to a news release, the concert will feature “Lyric,” the second movement of George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Also on the program are Beethoven’s string quartet Opus 131 and Antonín Dvořák’s “American” Quartet, a work Dvořák wrote while he was living in the United States.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased at the entrance.

Village Concerts is a chamber music series supported by a foundation founded by residents of the retired community of Westmont Village. For more information, visit villageconcerts.org.

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